Millennia2025 Role models
Prof. Dr Eleonora Barbieri-Masini
Los Amates, Guatemala, 19.11.1928 - Rome, Italy, 28.06.2022.
The Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation is deeply sad to share that our dear and respected friend Prof. Dr Eleonora Barbieri Masini passed away last evening, June 28th, 2022. She was 93, being born in Los Amates (Guatemala), on November 19, 1928.
Our respected friend Eleonora Masini was at the basis of our work and inspired the foresight research process Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" that led to several international conferences, to the creation of the Millennia2025 international Voluntary Researchers' Network and to the creation of the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, PUF.
She was an inspiring keynote speaker during our international conference in Liège, 7 and 8 March 2008: > http://www.millennia2015.org/Actes_2008.
Several participants were present in Liège to listen to the 62 speakers coming from all the continents: > http://www.millennia2015.org/2008_photos_speakers
The video of her keynote conference is presented below with respect, she draws a path for our futures.
Marie-Anne Delahaut, president,
Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation
* Original 2008 video in <flv>, transfered quickly today. See video + sound on your smartphone or tablet (only sound at the moment on PC/Mac, this will be solved). *
Our respected friend Eleonora Masini strongly promoted the Millennia2025 process, offering also a short dedication that was translated in 23 languages by the Millennia2025 network:
Translations in 23 languages by the Millennia2025 Voluntary Researchers' Network:
"Millennia2015 from its very title shows it is thrust towards recognition of women's role in society, as well as a strong future orientation.
Millennia2015's commitment is to highlight women's crucial role in society and their unrecognized capacity as builders of alternative futures, based on characteristics such as an innate future orientation, capacity to mediate and to network at all levels, capacity to be social actors, to face natural catastrophes and human conflicts by creating solidarity among women."
"All women involved in Millennia2015 constantly show their participation by sharing their work and activities. In this way women prove that networking is necessary at all levels, from the local one, in facing great dangers; the regional one, in relation to shared needs; and world wide, due to existing and growing global interconnections.
Millennia 2015 offers, through the use of advanced means of communication, the great opportunity for women all over the world to be in contact and thus render their role visible to themselves and at world level. Networking is reinforced by widespread contacts as well as deeper understanding of what women do in various parts of the world.
Women, in Millennia2015, come from different backgrounds, different cultures and different involvements in their societies. They come together with the aim of bringing to the forefront their role in every society as well as of building alternative futures according to their different roles, but with a common awareness.
It is a global operation and a great network enveloping the entire globe, in search of what women have in common and, at the same time, acknowledging the differences and gearing such differences towards sharing the objectives. It recognizes the role of women as well as women's enhancement as social actors that can make a difference and not mostly as victims, as still often thought.
Millennia2015 shows women themselves and the world, that they can bring change towards a more human and sharing community."
Eleonora Barbieri Masini is Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian University, Rome;
Honorary member of the Club of Rome;
Member of WAAS World Academy of Arts and Sciences;
Past President of WFSF (World Futures Studies Federation) (1980-1990);
Chairman of the Futures Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (1978-1997);
Coordinator of the Network WIN (Women's International Network) Emergency and Solidarity, sponsored by UNESCO (1986-2005);
Consultant to many Intergovernmental Organizations, such as United Nations University, UNESCO and UNDP;
Member of the Finland Futures Academy;
Member of Millennia 2015 Steering Committee.
Millennia2015, Liège, 7-8 March 2008: all the speakers. Dr Eleonora Barbieri Masini is standing, second from left.
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